Development Case Studies

Real Estate Development

Spring 2013

Abby Hamlin + Michael Clark, instructors

This class utilized various real estate development and investment case studies, in conjunction with outside real estate developers and investors within the industry. The cases reached across a broad array of product types, situational decision making and business styles. Students needed to develop rapid development decision-making and management skills while working in a team-based process where all aspects of the real estate business proved to be critical success factors. Training used real world case studies of actual development sites, in real time, that required defining new development and repositioning plans and focusing on essential feasibility. This class synthesized and implemented skills learned throughout the student’s immersions in the development curriculum. A series of four intensive team charrettes involved programming and design for selected sites. The final work product was a presentation to a committee of real estate professionals and faculty.